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2552nd SACRED BUDDHA JAYANTI CELEBRATIONS 2008-VESAK -B Media 4 Sarvajan Hitaya Sarvajan Sukhaya-Triple Gem Study Circle analysis predicts 130 seats for BSP because of Price Rise and anti-incumbency factors on Congress, BJP and JD(S) and because of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms Mayawati’s performance to be repeated in Karnataka-So Vote For BSP-66 per cent polling registered in first phase-Campaigning for second phase gains momentum-Repolling in two polling stations-Rs 14 lakh worth liquor seized
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66 per cent polling registered in first phase

Chief Electoral Officer M N Vidyashankar said on Sunday an average of 66 per cent polling was registered in the first phase of elections in the segments spread over 11 districts.

Contrary to projections of a modest polling in Saturday’s first phase of Karnataka assembly polls, 66 per cent of 1.73 crore electorate exercised their franchise in 89 of the total 224 constituencies

Chief Electoral Officer M N Vidyashankar said on Sunday an average of 66 per cent polling was registered in the first phase of elections in the segments spread over 11 districts.

This is higher than the 65.07 per cent average polled in the 224 assembly segments in 2004 polls.

Bangalore Rural registered the highest polling percentage of 78.1 per cent while Bruhat Bangalore Maha Palike (BBMP) registered the lowest percentage of 44.5, he told reporters.

Tumkur saw a voter turnout of 74.4 per cent, Chickballapura, 77.7 per cent, Kolar 73.1 per cent, Ramanagara 75.9 percent, Bangalore 52.14 percent and Mandya 73 per cent.

Hassan registered a poll percentage of 75.4 percent, < ?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 />Mysore 67.5 per cent, Kodagu 65.7 per cent and Chamarajanagar 72.41 per cent, he said.

Barring BBMP and Bangalore urban, the polling percentage was 72.2 percent.Traditionally BBMP and Bangalore urban are known to have a low voter turnout, he said, adding the Election Commission curbs on buntings,posters and hoardings was not the reason for the low turnout.In Hoskote 151 polling booths saw a polling percentage of 90 per cent, he said.

Meanwhile, repolling has been ordered at a polling station in Malleshwaram and another in Ramanagara following malfunctioning of EVMs in both these polling stations.

Repolling will be conducted tomorrow between 7 am and 5 pm, Vidyashankar said.

Campaigning for second phase gains momentum

With the completion of first phase of elections to the Karnataka Assembly covering 89 of the 224 seats, electioneering in ten districts which go to polls in the second phase on May 16 is gaining momentum.

In the first phase held yesterday, voting in 11 districts,  passed off peacefully with a modest 59.8 polling.

An exit poll by Triple Gem Study Circle has given the edge to BSP, saying it would emerge on top with 55 of the 89 seats. Ms Mayawati will be touring in Chitradurga on 12-05-2008.

The 10 districts that will go to polls on May 16 are: Raichur, Koppal, Uttarakannada, Bellary, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Shimoga, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Dakshina Kannad.

Repolling in two polling stations

 

Electoral authorities on Sunday ordered repolling in two polling stations where elections were held during the first phase of Karnataka assembly polls

Repolling has been ordered at a polling station in Malleshwaram and another in Ramanagara following malfunctioning of EVMs there, Chief Electoral officer M N Vidyashankar told reporters.

Repolling will be conducted tomorrow between 7 am and 5 pm, he said.

Rs 14 lakh worth liquor seized

In a raid, police last night seized Rs 14 lakhs worth liquor which had been ‘illegally’ stored for distribution during the assembly elections in Karnataka.

One person had been arrested in this connection and efforts were on to nab another who managed to escape during the raid, police said.

The district goes to polls in the second phase on May 16.

 

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